Britney Spears reclaims the word 'bitch' from misogynists with empowering redefinition

The pop singer declared herself 'proud' to be branded the term

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To many women, being called a "bitch", particularly by a man, is derogatory.

And there are equally as many reasons for why the term is perceived to be offensive as there are women offended by it.

But a broad definition of the term ought to spell it out:


Not so for Britney Spears, a pop singer who’s reiterated the word so often over the course of her career, it’s bizarrely formed part of her catchphrase ("It's Britney, bitch).

So, in a strange twist of neo-feminist fate, she’s decided to fully reclaim it with a definition of her own.

“Being a bitch means… I stand up for myself and my beliefs,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “I stand up for those I love, I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my way.

“I won't allow anyone to step on me. I refuse to tolerate injustice.


“And if that makes me a Bitch, so be it,” she concludes.

“I embrace the title and I'm proud to be a Bitch!”

Britney will be back (“bitch”) with a new album “slowly but surely,” she revealed in a recent interview with Billboard magazine.


“There's a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I'm gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it's not my full priority right now.”

The record will follow Britney Jean, which included the hit single “Work Bitch”.